Digital Pedagogy Lab Vancouver
July 28 - 30, 2017


DPL Vancouver is a three-day institute that explores the role and application of digital technology in teaching. Three tracks offer intensive peer-driven learning with and discussion of open education, new media, and critical digital pedagogy.

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Open to teachers, students, librarians, and technologists at all levels of education experimenting with digital tools in hybrid or online environments. DPL Vancouver is a parallel offering to our August 7 – 11 institute in Fredericksburg, VA.

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Digital Pedagogy Lab Vancouver is co-hosted by Hybrid Pedagogy and Kwantlen Polytechnic University from July 28 – 30, 2017. Participants work with a cohort in all-day sessions from Friday to Sunday. If you have questions, feel free to e-mail us.

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Participants choose between one of three tracks and work collaboratively in small workshop-style classes. Each track is open to all backgrounds and skill levels. Each day of the institute begins with discussion that will play into the day’s work. A continental breakfast will be provided before sessions begin mid-morning, followed by lunch. Afternoons will be split into multiple sessions and will include keynote presentations, workshops, and other activities. Each day will end before dinner. The learning community we create together will be welcoming to a wide range of skill levels and interests.

Digital Literacies (Bonnie Stewart): This track focuses on the development of participatory, networked literacies that enable collaboration, contribution, and critical sense-making within information abundance. It fosters a critical orientation toward tools, portfolios, and digital presence within networks. Participants will discuss and experiment with various technological tools from the chalkboard to moveable chairs, computers, mobile devices, social media platforms, and learning management systems. Individual sessions and workshops will focus on teaching philosophies, discernment practices for using digital tools in courses, emergent learning, digital composition, and discussions of the impact of the digital on traditional and critical pedagogies. Read More

Writing about Teaching (Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel): In this track, participants will work to put their teaching practice into words, while also using the writing they do to think through their pedagogies. Practice will focus on conceptualising, drafting, editing, sharing and reflecting: a critical pedagogy of digital narrative practice. This track is ideal for those who blog, those who work with student blogging, those who write about their teaching as scholarship, those who have an interest in non-traditional and narrative research, alt-ac professionals, feminists and activists of all stripes. Read More

Open Pedagogy and Social Justice (Robin DeRosa and Rajiv Jhangiani): This track will explore the relationships among the “open” movements, institutional change, and social action, especially where these meet in spaces of digital and educational technologies. This track is ideal for educators who are either just getting started with open education or who are already invested, as well as those looking to shift their pedagogies to more fully embrace the affordances of open licensing and digital technologies. Read More


Jesse Stommel

Executive Director, Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington

Rusul Alrubail

Partner, Ci.Strategy+ Design


Jesse Stommel

Executive Director, Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington

Sean Michael Morris

Instructional Designer, Middlebury College; Director, Digital Pedagogy Lab

Rajiv Jhangiani

Professor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Robin DeRosa

Professor, Plymouth State University

Bonnie Stewart

Coordinator of Adult Teaching, University of Prince Edward Island; Director, Edactive Technologies Inc


Penny Andrews

Doctoral Candidate, University of Sheffield

Leonardo Flores

Professor, University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus; VP, Electronic Literature Organization

Sherri Spelic

Physical Education Specialist, The American International School

Winoka Begay

Doctoral Candidate, University of New Mexico
Day 1
28 Jul 2017
Day 2
29 Jul 2017
Day 3
30 Jul 2017
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Breakfast and Opening Remarks

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Penny Andrews
Sherri Spelic
Sean Michael Morris


Registration includes light breakfast and lunch each day. Discounted accommodations available.

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Registration will open in late February.
Full Registration: $550 USD
Early Bird Registration through May 1: $450 USD
Adjunct / Student Rate: $250 USD

Full refunds available through May 1.
After May 1, there is a $100 administrative charge for cancellation.
No refunds are available after July 7.


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